Special Olympics Colorado serves 25,290 athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout the state.
Volunteers are the heartbeat of Special Olympics Colorado. More than 13,000 volunteers engage with our athletes and have the opportunity to share a life-changing experience.
Donate today to help end discrimination against individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformation power and joy of sports, every day around the world.
Using sports as a catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance. As a result, people with intellectual disabilities become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. Special Olympics is still the largest sports organization in the world serving over 4.2 million people with intellectual disabilities worldwide. And sports are still the core of what we do. But, our athletes inspire us to continue to evolve as an organization as they tell us their stories and share their dreams for the future. Today we use sports as a catalyst to help enhance the growth for all people who participate and compete with Special Olympics.
Build Inclusive Schools
Improve Health and Quality of Life
Because of your support, the organization has made a meaningful difference in the life of every athlete who participates. As a recognized best practice for non-profits in Colorado, we ensure that every dollar is spent wisely.
Building Communities and Developing Leaders is primarily happening at a young age when youth are most impacted by socialization. We know our Special Olympics Unified programs are working because it’s in the numbers:
An average athlete visits 50 different physicians with little, if any, results. If these health issues are untreated as minor illnesses they could become life-threatening and thus creating a health crisis of epidemic proportions. Did you know? Special Olympics is the largest health provider for individuals with intellectual disabilities in the world. We have trained more than 120,000 health professionals in 7 disciplines and have conducted over 1.2 million health screenings globally.
June 7 @ 8:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm
Thank you to our 2019 State Summer Games Sponsors!
June 13 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
SOLD OUT! Please join us for Bocce and Brews and our Halloween event in the fall! Join Special Olympics Colorado’s Young Professionals Board (YPB) at the Rockies Tailgate Party and Baseball Game presented by JET’S PIZZA at JACKSON’S DENVER. Enjoy drinks from our Official Beverage Partner Tito’s Handmade Vodka and beer from Resolute Brewing, play tailgate
June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
During the State Summer Games, Presented by Spectrum, SOCO will be hosting the following 6 FREE screenings from 1:00pm-6:00pm: To volunteer click the blue ‘Register’ button above.Further details will be provided via email after registration. Fit Feet: Podiatric screenings for ankles, feet, lower extremity biomechanics and proper shoe and sock gear FUNfitness (Physical Therapy):
June 17 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Held at the spectacular Pinery Golf Club just outside of Denver, the 35th annual FirstBank Golf Tournament benefits over 25,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities that Special Olympics Colorado serves.
June 20 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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July 27 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019 Location: Colorado Athletic Club – Inverness – Tennis 374 Inverness Pkwy, Englewood, CO 80112 Sports: Tennis Skills Competition Tennis Individual Competition Tennis Doubles Competition Tennis Unified Doubles Competition Schedule: 7:00am Volunteer Registration 7:15am Coach Registration 7:45am Opening Ceremonies 8:00am-4:00pm Competition All Day Awards
Location: Aurora Hills Golf Course – Golf 50 S Peoria St, Aurora, CO 80012 Sports: Special Olympics Individual Competition Unified Team Competition Individual Skills Competition Schedule: 10:30am Volunteer Registration 11:00am Coach Registration 12:00pm-6:00pm Competition All Day Awards
August 17 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join us at our Annual Plane Pull event presented by Subway! Teams of up to 25 test their strength by pulling an airplane while raising money for 25,000+ athletes with intellectual disabilities!
Volunteer opportunities are plentiful from coaching to committees to event management and many other specialized roles.
Coaching is a great avenue for those who love sports and want to work closely with our athletes.
We do not charge our athletes or their families to participate and compete throughout the year, therefore financial support helps us ensure that we can continue to provide uniforms, medals, officiating, practice and competition facilities, and invaluable coaching and volunteer training for our rapidly growing base of athletes. Donate Today!
We offer 22 sports for athletes stating at 8 years old and athletes may compete throughout a lifetime. Many of our 25,000+ athletes compete in 3-4 sports throughout the year. We also offer sports skills development programs for aspiring athletes starting at 2 years old.
Check out this video created by students at Graland Day School!Learn More